Aphrodisiacal



Also, aphrodisiacal
[af-ruh-duh-zahy-uh-kuh l, -sahy-] /ˌæf rə dəˈzaɪ ə kəl, -ˈsaɪ-/ (Show IPA). arousing sexual desire.
an aphrodisiac food, drug, potion, or other agent that arouses sexual desire.
Historical Examples

Thus onions are regarded as aphrodisiacal, and were so regarded by the Greeks, as we learn from Aristophanes.
Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6) Havelock Ellis

The following instances sufficiently establish the aphrodisiacal qualities of phosphorus.
Aphrodisiacs and Anti-aphrodisiacs: Three Essays on the Powers of Reproduction John Davenport

The mushroom was also equally well known as the truffle to the ancient Romans for its aphrodisiacal qualities.
Aphrodisiacs and Anti-aphrodisiacs: Three Essays on the Powers of Reproduction John Davenport

Musk taken internally is said by many physicians to be almost equal to ambergris for its aphrodisiacal qualities.
Aphrodisiacs and Anti-aphrodisiacs: Three Essays on the Powers of Reproduction John Davenport

Certain condiments are also aphrodisiacal, acting as they undoubtedly do, as powerful stimulants.
Aphrodisiacs and Anti-aphrodisiacs: Three Essays on the Powers of Reproduction John Davenport

noun
a drug, food, etc, that excites sexual desire
adjective
exciting or heightening sexual desire
n.

1719, from Greek aphrodisiakos “inducing sexual desire,” from aphrodisios, “pertaining to Aphrodite; sexual pleasure; a temple of Aphrodite,” Greek goddess of love and beauty. As an adjective from 1830 (earlier was aphrodisical, 1719)

aphrodisiac aph·ro·dis·i·ac (āf’rə-dĭz’ē-āk’, -dē’zē-)
adj.
Arousing, increasing, or intensifying sexual desire. n.
An aphrodisiac drug or food.
aph’ro·di·si’a·cal (-dĭ-zī’ĭ-kəl) adj.
aphrodisiac [(af-ruh-dee-zee-ak, af-ruh-diz-ee-ak)]

A substance or quality that excites sexual desire.

Note: Aphrodisiacs are named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love.

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